** This pet has been Rehomed **
Date Added: 29th May 2017
Pet Type: Dog
Looking for a new home.

This is Duke’s appeal

#StillSeeking #ANewBeginning
#NewAppeal #Started25thApril2017 

As an unwanted pet Duke came into our care almost 2 years ago and since arriving has seen approximately 700 dogs come and go through the same gates that he arrived through on 17/08/2015. Each one of those dogs deserved their new beginning and we think it’s time our special boy Duke had his.
When Duke first arrived at the Centre he was petrified and found the kennel life stressful but in the months that followed the staff that cared for him daily gained his trust. Today Duke is our dearest friend, he is a loyal and intelligent dog who has also captured the hearts of some of our more experienced volunteer dog walkers. And although he is an affectionate and loving dog around those he knows and trusts, initially with strangers he is extremely unsure.
Duke, for now, has had to find peace in his daily routines and we recently acquired the services of Robert Duddy at Drumagore Dog Training to ensure that we were doing everything possible to make Dukes Centre life as stress free as possible. It’s been a real team effort with Duke, the staff and volunteers working extremely hard. We hope that this is the first steps to finding Duke his forever home.
Those willing to make the time commitment needed to gain his trust and offer him a chance to get to know you, will get to know the same beautiful dog that we all know. Quite often a rescue animal’s true personality cannot be seen at the Centre and in Dukes case this is very true. Leaving his pen to go on his daily adventures his rescue life is forgotten for a short time and Dukes true personality and spirit can be seen.
He adores his walks and sitting on the village garden seat watching the world pass him by with one of his favourite dog walkers whilst always seeking that next new adventure to fulfil that endless energy and thirst for life that all Collies have. 
Returning to the Centre we try our best to spend as much quality time with him as possible and Duke accepts that for now but hopes with every new rescue day that a new owner comes to see him.
Duke seeks an experienced owner, who will be committed to gaining his trust. He would be most suited to someone who has an active lifestyle and a home with no children or other dogs.
If interested in offering Duke a home please contact or visit the centre during opening hours 12-4pm Tuesday - Sunday 028 71812882. Photos by Beth Ellis Photography

Adoption Procedure - Dogs

If you are looking to adopt a dog from the Rainbow Rehoming Centre please visit the centre where you can see all of the dogs that are in our care.  Our staff can help determine which is the right dog for you and your family.  

Next you will be required to fill out a booking form which is a series of questions to find out if you will be able to look after the dog for its lifetime.  Before any dog leaves the centre a home check is carried out to ensure you have a secure and loving environment for the dog.

Finally, our adoption fee is £100 This adoption fee covers the following:-

  • Worm and de-flea
  • Two vaccinations
  • Neutering
  • Micro chipping

Please Note:

When the Rainbow Rehoming Centre takes in an animal, whether it is a cat, dog, kitten or puppy it is with the intention of finding this animal its forever home. Our commitment to this animal is not temporary though, as even after adoption a Rainbow animal remains a 'Rainbow animal' for life. So if at any time after adoption, whether it is one week, one year or ten years and you find that you cannot take care of your Rainbow pet you must contact us at the centre and your pet will be returned into our care. Under no circumstances should a Rainbow animal be passed on.

If you have any questions regarding the welfare of your pet please contact the Rainbow Centre and we will be glad to help.


Friends of Rainbow Rehoming

At Rainbow Rehoming we need all the help we can get to ensure our cats and dogs get the best chance at a new life and we couldn’t do that without all the help we receive from our friends and partners.

  • Jolleys
  • Drumahoe Vets
  • St Elmo Veterinary Clinic
  • Roe Valley Veterinary Clinic
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